FURI | Fall 2020

Ligament Breakup in a Sheer Flow

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The goal of this research is to create a database of how a string of fluid, or ligament, breaks up into droplets due to an external flow. With this database, a model can be created to predict how the ligament breaks up in different types of external flow. In order to build the database, a simulation will be run with several different parameters, such as ligament position or external flow. The results of these changes will be studied, once ongoing work on the simulation tool that allows necessary enhancements is completed.

Student researcher

Joshua Spencer

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Fall 2020